Solstas Lab Partners, which performs blood tests and other laboratory work for health care providers, has cut eight of its 333 positions in the Roanoke area.
The layoffs are part of a broader restructuring across the 11 Southeastern states served by the Greensboro, N.C.-based company, Solstas spokesman Rob May said.
Solstas is making adjustments to fit “the new economic model for health care,” which includes reductions in government reimbursements for services and more independent physicians joining large health care systems, May said.
A total of 76 positions were trimmed company-wide by Solstas, which has about 4,000 employees.
In the Roanoke area, Solstas contracts with Carilion Clinic and also does work for independent physicians.
May said the layoffs covered a “wide range” of departments, including billing, sales and operations.